Paraphiomys Andrews 1914 (cane rat)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Thryonomyidae

Parent taxon: Thryonomyidae according to P. Coster et al. 2012

See also López-Antoñazas and Sen 2005 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Epiphiomys, Kochalia, Neophiomys, Neosciuromys, Paraulacodus, Petromus, Protohummus, Sacaresia, Thryonomys

Subtaxa: Paraphiomys knolli Paraphiomys orangeus Paraphiomys pigotti

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Type: Paraphiomys pigotti

Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Miocene of Ethiopia (1 collection), Kenya (8), Namibia (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Uganda (2)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (1)

Total: 16 collections including 22 occurrences

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